South Africa on tenterhooks as Zuma to respond to ouster push

Down but not out — yet: South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has rejected a party request that he resign. – AFP file photo

South Africans were on tenterhooks Wednesday as their scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma was expected to respond to his party’s decision to “recall” him from office in an atmosphere of growing political turmoil.

The embattled president, who could be ousted in a parliamentary vote of no-confidence if he clings to office, has “agreed in principle to resign”, the secretary-general of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), Ace Magashule, said Tuesday.


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